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intense, close-boy you cloud-to-ground lightning. the michigan game was called late in the third quarter with michigan up 34-10. western michigan and michigan agreed not to play any longer because it was so dangerous out there. right now, temperatures are mid-to-upper 70s around town. 77 in washington. 76 annapolis. not much on our radar, one or two lonely spritzes of rain. that's about it. the showers we had way early this morning are fading down around southern west virginia. all the heavy weather across south bend, indiana, here in ann arbor, michigan, right here where the games were so severely impacted by the bad weather they're still getting pounded by thunderstorms here this evening and on the gulf coast, heavy vain from houston all the way to pensacola, florida. all that rain, this rain here and the rain across the upper midwest and showers in southern virginia will all eventually combine into one very long stretch of wet weather that we're going to have to deal with around here beginning monday afternoon and potentially lasting all the way through thursday or friday of the upcom
the house's on friday. >>> and a michigan straw poll over the weekend, romney registers just over 50% of the vote with the texas governor finishing far back in second place with 17%. perry also finished a distant second in saturday's florida straw poll to businessman herman cain. cain with a surprising 37% of the vote with perry's 15%. romney finished third in florida with 15%. perry had been considered the front-runner until his disappointing performance at thursday's gop debate. what does this mean for the gop race? we'll ask herman cain live when he joins us right here on "american morning" at 7:40 eastern. >>> president obama is keeping the focus on his jobs plan. after a fund-raiser in seattle, the president will attend a series of evens in california today beginning with a town hall. live at the white house, dan lothian is here to tell us more. >> reporter: about 250 people expected to be at that town hall. we're told the questions will be posed by members of link'd in, also the ceo of that company will pose questions to the president. the focus of that town hall will be on the
% of the vote. the florida straw poll isn't the only one we're watching. the michigan republican party will have one. we'll hopefully have results around 8:30 eastern time. mitt romney and rick perry are the favorites. both made appearances at that event. during his speech, perry took a shot to his fellow front-runner mitt romney and tried to put his rough debate performance behind him. >> there are may be slicker candidates, and there may be smoother debaters, but i know what i believe in. i'm going to stand on that belief every day. i will guide this country with a deep, deep rudder. >> for all your political news and updates, you know the place to go. cnn.com/politics. >>> five minutes past the hour. let economy turn to seattle now where -- let me turn to seattle now where a fire-fight ends with a man being killed after being armed with two rifles. [ gunfire ] >> you're hearing it play out there. apparently this man was walking down the street pointing the guns at people. he didn't fire until he got to an elementary school. next door to where this happened, a high school football was going on
-runner's status this weekend. mitt romney won michigan straw poll by a 3-1 margin over perry. now, romney's father served as michigan governor in the '60s making the son somewhat of a home state favorite. in florida, herman cain took top billing. he drew twice as many votes as perry, with romney in third place. cain says he won because voters are beginning to notice his 999 tax plan. here's how he explains it. >> my plan is bold because it throws out the tax code and imposes a business flat tax of 9%, personal flat tax of 9%, national sales tax of 9%. it replaces all of the taxes that people are now having to grapple with and it provides search engine to the business community which is what they're looking for in order to grow this economy. >> governor perry jumped into the race for the gop nomination. that was just six weeks ago. instantly topped the polls but critics say that perry's debate performances have been kind of shaky, leaning to some doubts. >>> well, in 3 1/2 hours we're going to get new details on the washington monument and perhaps when it's going to reopen to tourists. it's been cl
>> nice to see you this morning. >> mitt romney fared much better in michigan, emerging the clear winner in that state's straw poll. >> when you look around this republican field, apart from romney, who is there that you could put forward as a credible candidate that would have a chance of winning? >> let's bring in lenny curry, chairman of the republican party of florida. lenny, before saturday's straw poll, you said one of the most important things that voters in florida would consider was electability. how electable is herman cain? uh-oh. lenny, do we have you there? can you hear me okay? lenny? >> yeah, i got you now. >> let me just re-ask that question. before the straw poll on saturday, you said that one of the most important things that florida voters would be considering was electability. how electable is herman cain? >> florida is a representative sample of the gop electorate in florida is representative of what you see across the country. so if a candidate can win florida in our primary, they are arguably ee -- will be electable and competitive in a general election. and
in michigan, another state moving up its primary position in the race for the white house. results of the straw poll there, they come out tomorrow morning. t.j. >> thanks to our paul steinhauser and president obama has an important night, a speech to the congressional black caucus. the caucus has been critical of the white house for the way he has handled the issue of jobs, unemployment among african-americans was almost 17% last month. eight minutes past the hour. a passionate plea from the palestinians for their own state. you see the president there requested it. it's a largely symbolling move since the united states said they would veto the move. a short time after abbas spoke, benjamin netanyahu had a chance to fire back. listen to both sides. >> translator: this is a moment of truth. our people are waiting to hear the answer of the world. will it allow israel to continue the last occupation in the world? >> the palestinians should first make peace with israel and then get their state. >> behind the scenes negotiators put together a rough time line for further peace talks betw
into the conversation, i want to show a little moment here. governor romney and his wife were at an event in michigan. i'm going to call this no disrespect to anybody intended. i'm sure some will be taken, al gore like. >> you want a better kiss than that? >> no, no, no. >> we're not going to do an al gore moment. >> we bring that out not just because it's cute video, kevin, you saw the horse race numbers that perry, romney -- if you break it down there's a gender gap in the republican field. among men, 35% of republican men say perry. 18% say romney. among women, 26% say romney and 22% say perry. why do we have a gender gap? >> well, i think one of the -- erick made this point earlier, as people start to learn more about governor perry, some of the issues that are not very helpful to him with women voters have come to the forefront. namely, the hpv vaccine. for mothers out there with daughters that were forced to have an inoculation, they may see that as something they don't agree with, and something they reject. i also think there's a point where governor romney, many voters have started to gravitate
. they were out in michigan over the weekend and i'm going to call this, no disrespect to anybody intended, al gore liked. >> you want a better kiss than that? we're not going to do an al gore moment. >> we bring that out not just because it's cute video, kevin, you saw the horserace numbers that perry, romney -- if you break it down there's a gender gap. among men, 35% of republican men say perry. 18% say romney. among women, 26% say romney and 22% say perry. why do we have a gender gap? >> well, as people start to learn more and more about governor perry, some of the issues that are not very helpful to him with women voters have come to the forefront. mainly for the hpv vaccine. mothers with daughters that were forced with an inocculation, they may see that as something that they don't agree with and will reject. i think that there's a point where governor romney -- many have gravitated over to him because the overall issue has been the economy. and moms, dads, all people who are young really want this economy fixed. and his electability has been very apparent and he's gained with many voter
of weekend straw poll votes. front-runner rick perry came in a distant second in both michigan and florida. mitt romney won the michigan straw poll. that's not particularly shocking since romney was born in michigan and his father was a michigan governor. the big surprise was in florida where underdog herman cain pulled off a stunning upset. cain got 37% of the vote in the presidency five straw poll. perry only got 15%. we'll talk it over in our "fair game" segment next hour. >>> one of two fullerton, california police officers charged with beating a homeless man to death entered a not guilty plea today. man well ramos is charged with second degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in connection with the july 5th death of 37-year-old kelly thomas. we've been following this case here on the show. prosecutors say the homeless man begged for his life as ramos and another officer tasered him an beat him. the judge has scheduled a november 4th pretile hearing for ramos. that is the same day as a scheduled hearing for the other defendant, who entered a not guilty plea last week. >>> back now t
. romney won in michigan. do you think his candidacy is fading? >> i don't know. the pundits will tell you better than i. it will go up and down a million times. keep in mind, the press wants a battle, so they are going to knock down who is ahead or the woman behind. i will say some of these candidates' positions really trouble me to not believe in science is just ridiculous, but then also to accuse peary of doing something wrong with a vac even when he probably did what's right. to accuse romney of doing something wrong with health care massachusetts, which in all fairness is the only change that has worked. these two kaemts who seem to be ahead of at the moment, they both have things agree with and things i don't agree with. >> has anything changed your view about the need for a third party and do you think it's viable in this leadership climate? >> i always thought a third-party candidate is not a viable candidate. i'm not going to be one. if somebody wants to run, if it's going to get you on the ballot, it's good for democracy. the truth of the matter is the public tends to vote with o
be shaped by what happens this weekend in florida and in michigan, earlier today, mitt romney won the straw poll at michigan's republican conference. of 681 votes cast, romney captured 51% and rick perry was a distant second with 16%. and then in that florida straw poll yesterday as we mentioned herman cain was the winner collecting 37% of the vote. rick perry came in second but way back behind cain and romney was just behind perry. ca his n says his win shows he cannot be ignored. political blogger danielle blotten, joins us. some were willing to say this was a two-man race between romney and perry. herman cain's win in florida, the straw poll, how much of a game changer is this? >> you know, as exciting as this probably is for herman cain and people who support him this is a poll that people pay to vote in. the most motivated insiders and activists who basically want to send a message to governor rick perry about his poor performance in the most recent debate and about some of the other concerns they've had about him. he didn't really campaign as vigorously as cain did in florida. cain di
. >>> what to do about the economy. we'll listen to someone who lived it, former michigan governor jennifer granholm joins me to talk about the state of jobs in the u.s. and her solutions. >>> and news breaking overnight in oklahoma where an explosion rocked an oil rig near oklahoma city. right now fire crews are fighting to get a handle on a large blaze burning at the rig. no serious injuries have been reported and most residents have been allowed back to their homes after initially being evacuated. >>> and we have this breaking news from the harlem area of new york city. there was a collapse, some scaffolding collapsed on a city bus at 125 th street, not far from where bill clinton has his offices, i think. several people reported injured there, one person possibly trapped. at least two police officers are also injured. we have crews on the scene and we will keep you updated on that. crisp, clear, untouched. that's why there's brita, to make the water we drink, taste a little more, perfect. reduce lead and other impurities with the advanced filtration system of brita. ♪ [ male announcer
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along the shore of lake michigan and some of the waves here could be well over 20 feet crashing onshore. obviously in the way of showers as well. the big story is the wind and a cool front which will kick out. sitting and spinning here. unfortunately, this was not moving all that fast either. sticking around the northeast. some of these -- this temperature, getting to the east coast. 76 in new york today. but 59 in chicago. because the wind, a lesser extent the metros and san francisco. pushing everything out 15 to 20 degrees below average is what we expect over or the weekend. going to be chilly. and a category 2 storm passes by bermuda heading out again. bioluminescence, the red tide. at night when these phytoplankton, the waves actually glow. >> that's awesome. >> look at this. maybe a couple more weeks. if you live in socal, check it out. >>> the question this morning, was herman cain fair when he said african-american voters were brainwashed. i know you heard him say think, but just in case, here it is. >> why is the african-american public -- >> many african-americans have been br
stupak the congressman from michigan, and pro-life guy and twisted and turned himself into houdini to be able to get in the box and vote for it and then didn't he lose? >> he retired, he retired. >> made the decision and retired and took one-- >> he knew-- >> no, no, decided not to run because his family had death threats. >> and we'll have more on "the five" right after this. ♪ >> welcome back to "the five." today, dr. conrad murray, michael jackson's doctor was in court and under investigation on his bart of michael jackson's death. and take a listen played by prosecutors, and this is michael jackson's voice and by the way jackson's parents and kids were in court while this was going on, take a listen: >> all right. let me correct that. it wasn't his kids in court. jackson's parents and siblings in court, but, guys, this really shows how bad michael jack was. and by the way, this is the doctor's tapes. >> that's what you just saw is, remember the commercial, this is or the ad, this is your brain on drugs, that's why i was so scared to do drugs and look what happens. that was
by our parent company. so, now, a republican from michigan has been in the race for the republican nomination but he is out of it he told the detroit news, dhaddeus, he is out. play as good guitar. he is out of the race. president obama still is in behind the scenes effort to stop the inbid for statehood at the united nations. as if that will happen. trying not to have a diplomatic optics disaster. we are live with foreign policy expert on the dash to avoid the diplomatic showdown and a last minute appeal was not enough to stop the highly controversial execution of a convicted cop killer. what troy davis said before the government killed him is next. [ thunder rumbles ] what is the sign of a good decision? in the world of personal finance, it's massmutual. find strength and stability in a company that's owned by its policyholders. ask your advisor, or visit massmutual.com. delivering mail, medicine and packages. yet they're closing thousands of offices, slashing service, and want to lay off over 100,000 workers. the postal service is recording financial losses, but not for reasons
not campaign in the straw poll. instead, spending saturday in his birthplace, michigan. >> nice to meet you, john. i bet you remember my dad, don't you? >> reporter: analysts say it could mean gop voters are sending a signal. >> so many voters still looking for somebody, another choice. somebody not mitt romney or rick perry. there is an opening for somebody else to come why? >> reporter: a wild card in the race, more washington dysfunction. even as disaster victims struggle to recovery, fema caught in a partisan funding fight. unless congress can agrooshg funding runs out mid week and another government-wide shutdown looming friday. gridlock could hurt republicans. >> will it be a party that can still win the middle? take independent voters away from president obama, keep majority in congress and also win the white house in the fall of 2012. >> reporter: call it an an only le anomaly, he had 37%. rick perry 15% and mitt romney at 14%, and one other surprise here, lester. michele bachmann, at one time won the ames, iowa, poll, only 1.5% in florida. lester. >> mike viqueira, thank you. >>> d
on healthcare. it comes from ian mcdonald of michigan who says he has a health problem. watch it, sir. >> i am a student so for me and those like me democrat healthcare reform allowing us to stay on our insurance longer would be a godsend. if you were elected would you work in the state position of the party to repeal this reform. if so do we pray really hard that our illness --. >> chris: what about provisions that he talks about. the one that allows kids to stay on their parents' policies until they are 26 or not limiting coverage for preexisting conditions. president obama says the only way insurance companies can afford to provide those kinds of reforms is with the individual mandate where they get a lot of new customers? >> when i hear this discussion i think of my daughter elizabeth who is sitting in the front row who suffers from juvenile diabetes. i am also reminded we are fundamentally approaching healthcare reform the wrong way. one trillion dollar bomb of obamacare is creating such uncertainty in the marketplace that businesses are not willing to hire, not willing to deploy capital
two hours to him. it's over he's basically saying. >> and things didn't get better in michigan. >> nope. mitt romney was the big winner there taking 50% of the vote, perry came in second, nearly 17%, followed by herr main cain with 8.5% support. >> why does this matter? you know, mr. chairman, why this matters. this terrible run in september for rick perry. as this terrible launch has a direct impact on how much money he's going to raise and what he's going to report at the end of this quarter. and i've got to believe that's going to be really dented in by this horrific week or two that perry's had. >> oh, absolutely. you've already begun to hear some of the operatives and the donors say, well, let me take a look. and that's something, joe and mika, that i think a lot of republican establishment types have yet to understand about the dynamics of this race. and i've talked about it a number of times that the system is designed this year, especially, to allow for rick santorum or herman cain the opportunity to express themselves. an unsteady still searching kind of base that allo
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put him at a distant second. in michigan, straw poll, perry finishing second, this time to romney, a native of michigan. perry placed a distance sec to paul in the california straw poll. these straw polls don't mean a lot. they are just mock elections. they don't necessarily reflect how the primaries will go. but if you are the republican front-runner, there is an expectation you win some of them within an advisor to jon huntsman campaign suggests it is increasingly clear that perry can't perform, saying he has a case of elec ti le dysfunction. perry's people say romney who has been in the question a lot longer, here is the question: are rick perry's 15 minutes up? go to our post on the situation rooms facebook page. pretty clever, electile dysfunction. >> clever. is that a word? >> i don't know and i don't want to know. >> thank you. >>> president obama is hoping his time isn't up when it comes to rallying support from a key voting block. we're talking about african-americans. but with unemployment and poverty among blacks, that may be easier said than done. listen to what the pr
yourself. >> welcome to the university of michigan. >> do you give credit for a.p. test scores? >> reporter: a walk around the ivy colored walls. this is how schools like the university of michigan put their best foot forward to attract new students. >> this area is called the diad. >> reporter: from the cafeteria food to the dorm rooms. >> this is your pretty average size student double. >> reporter: it's a full blown sales job, start to finish. >> see this big building here the michigan student union. >> reporter: first impressions generally come from school websites which offer the basics on how many students are enrolled, what type of specialty is offered and social activities, and the big one for parents, how much does it cost? how much of a factor is financial aid, scholarship, all of those money decisions? >> well, it's huge certainly, needs-based scholarships and academic scholarships certainly play a big part in any decision. >> reporter: to narrow is down students and their families visit an average of three or four schools. >> there's college students walking around and it just f
. >> this is where a strong party chairman comes in and is tough on this. you'll remember back when michigan and florida tried to jump ahead in our primary season and according to the rules, everyone voted on in the democratic party voted on, that they would lose their delegates. now, someone has got to -- for this not to be a train wreck, a strong party chairman has to say if you move, there will be punishment for it. this is chaos on their side. believe me, i always root for chaos on their side. but this is chaos on their side. to one other point about what eric said. i. is an important state. it is an important state for organizing and getting in. if barack obama had not done well in iowa, he may not very well be president right now. it catapulted him. >> another reason to discount the iowa caucus. the republican convention is in florida. so they're going to have a hard time disqualifying florida delegates to the convention held in florida if they want to show up and not have the doors barred at the convention center. >> you never know. they might close the bars early and we couldn't have
in michigan with rick perry coming second. hermmprman cain won the florida straw poll saturday. earlier this morning he responded -- >> i think that is false. i talked to a lot of delegates when i was in florida all last week. it is not a protest vote. look, the message coming out of that victory was quite simple. first of all, the voice of the people is more powerful than the voice of the media. secondly, message is more powerful than money. >> cain won that florida straw poll with 37% of the vote. rick perry was a distant second with 15%. >>> american college student amanda knox was back in an italian courtroom today where the appeal of her murder conviction is wrapping up. nbc's keith miller's in perugia, italy with the very latest. keith, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. today was the turn of the civil lawyers to sum up their cases and they spent the time basically attacking knox as a character. one of them describing her as a she-devil. another saying that she had a life devoted to sex, drugs and alcohol. we're told that knox is holding up but coping barely. also t
book list. whatever that may be. confusing me with all this stuff. charlie, from michigan. can you tell us something about your co-author, martin dugard. first class historian, bril i can't believe researcher. great guy. i'm getting lots of mail about signings for the book. only one set so far. october 29, right before the golder fresher show with miller and me. there would be more signings. we'll have details on billoreilly.com. billo'reillykoch. billo'reilly.com. finally tonight, actress eva longoria made an astounding $30 million last year. even though she's wealthy, she remains a staunch supporter of president obama who wants to tax her more. lately because there's such an extreme movement happening, and it's dangerous because it's not the character of america. it's really under attack. he's been governing in a state of emergency since he went into office, so we haven't seen him do what he can do. >> it would be impossible for ms. longoria, so you'll have to her come on "the factor" and discuss the state of emergency, all that other stuff. it would be interesting, right? crew is up
, michigan. >> nice to meet you, john. i bet you remember my dad, don't you? >> yes, i do. >> reporter: analysts say the surprise result means gop voters could be sending a signal. >> so there's so many republican primary voters in the key states still looking for somebody for another choice. somebody shaets not mitt romney and rick perry, and that means there's an opening for someone else to come in. >> reporter: a wild card in the race, more washington dysfunction. even as disaster victims still struggle to recover, the agency that aids them, fema, is now caught in a partisan funding fight. unless congress can agree, funds run out at midweek. the larger government wide shutdown is looming friday. analysts say the gridlock could hurt republicans next year. >> should the republican party once it has a nominee, will it be a party that can still win the middle, take independent voters away from president obama, keep the majority in the congress, and also win the white house in fall of 2012. >> cain won that by 22 points. he had 37%. rick perry, 15%. mitt romney, won behind that in the fl
the other straw poll. mitt romney won his straw poll in michigan. >> trace: taking new shots at each other today. >> they are. the perry campaign is on the attack. putting out a new web video today questioning romney's position on health insurance mandates. noting how romney changed the wording on that issue between the time his book came out in hard copy and then in paper paperback. romney campaign is fighting back on immigration with this quote. rick perry and barack obama, the same on illegal immigration. trace? >> trace: another candidate met with donald trump today? how did that go? >> you are right. romney was the one that met with him today. trump said he was very impressed with his debate performance and told him so. here is a bit of reaction after that meeting. >> no. i thought he was very good at debate. he did a good job. did i tell him. we really had a great hour together. >> everybody wants to ask why all the potential and current g.o.p. contenders checking in with trump. they want to make sure is he staying out of the race. if he actually endorses one of these folks it will h
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